Today, less than 1 percent serve in the U.S. military. Expanding national service to include more civilian service opportunities would increase the number of Americans who experience putting a mission first and sacrificing for the greater good.
It's impossible to forget the moment when I realized finding myself was less about finding a career, and actually about discovering my purpose. For me, that moment was on September 11, 2001.
As a high school student, I have often heard accusatory comments that so-and-so is only involved with social activism or a service project because "she wants to put it on her resume" or "he just wants to gain admission to college."
Next time you volunteer, donate money or simply conduct a random act of kindness, take to social media and share it using #GoodCitizen. Don't do this to brag about what a good citizen you are, but to inspire others to do something.
Gulen places a great importance on the interdependence of individuals, communities, nations and systems on one another. Each fundamental unit within any system plays a role and has an inexplicable effect -- small or great -- on every other unit within such a system.
Kindness runs in Blair Israel's blood. As a young girl, Blair and her triplet brothers, Brett and Blake, were told stories about how her grandmother and grandfather took homeless people off the streets and welcomed them into their home in Ohio.
In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...
These are three shining examples of the amazing impact kids can have on their fellow peers. Caring and engaged adults, of course, play an important role in the happy and healthy development of children.
Value is what attracts and retains customers and employees. It's also what attracts and maintains relationships with investors, suppliers, distributors and other stakeholders who are critical to the firm's success over time. A business that does not create value will eventually fail.
In 2011, my middle-school son came to me and said he wanted to attend a football summer camp at De La Salle. I asked what was De La Salle. I could see my son wanted to go with every ounce of his being. The school was an hour and a half drive from our house.
While I wish it didn't take tragedies like this to bring such conversations to the mainstream, I am thankful that the dialogue has been amped up and that people seem to be listening.
Everyone that's bought a car in the last 30 years or so has been pitched an extended warranty. When the car is brand new, the thinking is usually that you've got plenty of time to make that decision later.
Service is an essential part of our nation's DNA. Throughout our history, volunteers across the country have stepped up to fill a range of critical needs.
The more talented and skilled a non-profit groups paid staff is, the greater good it can do in pursuit of its cause. The challenge is, typically, positions in the non-profit sector pay less than similar positions on the for profit side.
"I just got a call from the day care center, and my two-year-old is sick. I have to go. Would...?" The raised eyebrow of one CEO said it all. They had worked hard to carve 60 minutes out of their schedules to begin discussions on a merger. Now this.
As soon as the plane touched down on the runway, the child got down into the aisle and toddled over to the man holding the dog. We all watched his tear-stained face as he reached out a hand to pet the small animal.